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Costa Vida Restaurant Nutrition Information
Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?
Can people usually ask for the nutrition facts when they go to fast food restaurants when they ask for the menus?
Not so much: When going to "fast food" restaurants, people are often in too much of a hurry to ask about nutrition facts before buying and gobbling. More and more such restaurants are posting this information, though -- so you can look it up online before going. In some cases it's right on each item on the menu when you get there. ...Read more
Am type1diabetic, hv tried to find app that shows diff. Restaurants w/nutrition info since count carbs (religiously!); help w/ spec. App=restaur.=crbs?
Lots of people: More risky than food sitting around under hot lamps is many people handling the food, most without sanitizing their hands. It is always a good idea to take a scoop of the potato casserole from the new batch than scooping out the last remnants of the old one. ...Read more
Many items: Some customers notoriously do not wash their hands often, even after using the bathroom. Bathroom faucets, soap dispensers, towel dispensers, door handles carry many germs. Use paper towel to turn off water & open door to leave. Condiment dispensers & menus are infrequently sanitized; so carry hand sanitizer with you to prevent transferring others' germs to your mouth/food. [more in comment]. ...Read more
Non-fried foods: Restaurant foods are often not made to be healthy but are made to taste good so customers will return. That means restaurant foods will have more oil, more salt, or more sugar than home-made foods. Grilled chicken breast is good, but usually the menu item is fried chicken strips. Spaghetti with red sauce is ok, unless the sauce is too oily. A hamburger without mayo; with steamed veggies is ok. ...Read more
Home: I will generalize for a moment, but eating at home is far healthier than out. The food industry creates processed foods with textures, flavors, smells and colors to stimulate pleasurable senses. However, the result of this is generally poor nutrition with high levels of fat, salt and sugar. ...Read more
Not much: Restaurants are very sensitive to the tastes of their customers and want them to come back. So they load their food with salt and fat which significantly adds to the taste - and isn't that why you went there? A few places will describe the "healthy" or heat friendly nature of some items - but these should be ordered with caution. The best health food is at home under your control. ...Read more
Bus, why not?:
As a urologist, I always recommend frequent voiding to prevent urinary infections and promote bladder health.
Although many people despise public toilets, especially those that do not flush, the actual transmission of disease is exceedingly rare as long as you take care to clean your hands by washing, using cleansing gels, or wipes. ...Read more
What makes mcdonalds food so unhealthy? What's the difference between their burgers, and the average burger you cook at home, or other restaurants?
Fat and salt: Fast foods, mcdonalds and others are often high in saturated fats and salt, both of which are not healthy. The same may be true of burgers cooked at home and in restaurants, depending on the quality of meat and cooking process. ...Read more
I was out to have lunch and it looked like a haze in the restaurant. I thought it must be my contacts. When I returned home, I removed them but the?
Please ask again: We received only a partial question, but look forward to giving you a complete response. ...Read more
Get treated!: Finish treatment before going back to work. ...Read more
Home meals healthy: Meals prepared properly at home are probably the most healthy you can regulate how much salt, fats and other ingredients go into your meals. You also choose the ways they are prepared and the proportion sides you want. So it would be best if possible to prepare your own meals at home. ...Read more
A protein and fiber: A protein relatively void of saturated fat such as fish or lean meat, along with a high fiber vegetable is a fairly healthy combination for a meal. The protein slows gastric emptying making you feel full longer and the fibrous vegetable pushes the nutrients to the lower small intestine releasing other hormones that fills you up and decreases the absorption of bad fats. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, why not? Educate them. Introduce them to new cultures and foods. If spiciness is a concern, ask the waiter to make it mild for the kids. I'm not sure what you're really asking. ...Read more
Wash, eat well-done:
Some can't be prevented: food handler doesn't wash after bathroom, if restaurant doesn't follow health rules. Nyc has health grades (a, b, c, "grade pending", closed), posted on the window, near the door; not a bad idea.
Assuming the place is clean, eating undercooked food is the best way to increase risk. Rare steak ok-outside cooked, rare inside is sterile. Rare burger can't tell where it was. ...Read more
Good Luck with That:
The western diet relies heavily on salt for seasoning. And restaurants don't hold back at all.
1. Never eat from the bread basket (breads, cakes, pancakes, etc. Are full of salt).
2. Avoid creamy, cheesy sauces.
3. Avoid restaurants that use pre-prepared starters (usually your chains, diners)
4. Avoid smoked meats and deli cuts.
5. No salad dressings (usae oil and vinegar). ...Read more
Change in: Environment can be a trigger for panic attacks for some people. ...Read more
Why am I always cold when everyone else in the same room is not? Restaurants, meeting rooms, etc.
I am not sure: There are certain conditions, such as thyroid disorders, that may cause this. See a dr. And get an exam with some testing. Best wishes. ...Read more
I hate to go to restaurants I stay days before going thinking about it But I should go. What to do?
You don't sat why you hate to go to restaurants. However, in general most restaurant food is not nearly as healthy as a well-prepared home-cooked meal.
I don't know why you feel you should go. It is not necessary to go to restaurants (though of course it can be a social activity). If you explain more why you hate it I might be able to give better advice but for now I say if you hate it don't go! ...Read more
Always order ahi tuna when at restaurant - few times a month. Can mercury in that amount be harmful?
Maybe: how much?:
Depends on whether you're eating ahi steaks or sushi. Estimate the ounces you eat and your weight. Check out the tuna calculator at environmental working group website
www. Ewg/tunacalculator. ...Read more
I sat on a wet chair in a restaurant. Is it possible to get syphilis from sitting on a wet seat? (wet substance unknown).
Why do you ask?: No. Syphilis is caught from direct contact to the primary lesion known as a chancre, or semen or blood direct to your skin. Some people can or have been known to get syphilis from saliva when there is a primary lesion in the mouth of an infected human. But, sitting any any fluid will not give you any std, let alone syphilis. ...Read more
I work in a restaurant and my coworker has mange. Am I susceptable to this and what can I do if they are not being treated for it?
Scabies: When you say "mange", you are referring to the scabies mite. This mite is highly contagious. You are susceptible to getting infested with this with any contact with the skin or clothing of this person. You should notify your supervisor of the situation and have them help to deal with this. This is a public health issue. If you contract this, you can be treated. Symptoms can last for a while. ...Read more